How do I get from the airport to the city?
We recommend a taxi. If taking a taxi, please only choose one of the following taxi companies (Taxi Stockholm, Taxikurir, or Sverigetaxi). We suggest you agree a fixed-fee from Arlanda airport to the city center, which should not exceed $70 (€60).
Yes. Arlanda airport is Stockholm's main international airport. The Arlanda Express offers a 20-min. environmentally friendly way to travel to and from Arlanda airport and the city. GCEC attendees can use the code GCEC2019 online for a 15% discount on adult tickets (one way or return). Please purchase your e-ticket at least one hour prior to departure. The code is available to use immediately for journeys taken between September 20 – October 3, 2019.
An affordable option to and from the airport and the city is Flygbussarna. They have bus stops throughout the city. Please check the bus stop closest to your hotel.
How do I get around the city?
There are several options:
- Walking (highly recommended)
- SL Metro (this includes underground train, bus, and light city rail) 3-day tickets can be purchased at any metro turnstile for approx $30 or €25.
- Cycling (citybikes, via app)
- Lime, Voi, Tier or Lime e-scooters (via app on the Apple Store and Google Play)
- Uber.com (via app; nb: Lyft and other ride services are currently not available in Stockholm)
Stockholm is a safe city, and is walkable throughout its entire center. We recommend you avoid residential neighborhoods late at night. They can be rather boring with little nightlife to offer.Stockholm's Metro (called tunnelbana) is a quick, safe and easy way to travel. There are three metro lines (red, green, blue) taking you across the city. Compared to other cities, Stockholm’s metro system has been described as high-tech, clean, and tiny. Fun fact, Stockholm Metro system is also the world’s longest museum, featuring art installations throughout the entire train station system.
Physical SL Metro cards of various durations (24hrs, 3 days, 7 days, etc.) are available to purchase at any metro ticket station teller (or convenience stores such as 7-Eleven, Pressbyrån). For GCEC 2019, we recommend a 3-day card. This card costs 320 SEK or 33 USD.